Week of September 17, 2017

Sunday, September 17 16 events
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Farm Week (Sept. 3-10), Market Week (Sept. 10-16), Seafood Week (Sept. 17-23), and Restaurant Week (Sept. 24-30) will be part of Sustainable Connections' annual "Eat Local Month) taking place throughout September at farms, restaurants, grocery stores and beyond. See a full schedule of events online, and have a tasty month!
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 7:30pm Mrs. Bave Presents the Pig War 
    View "the almost true story of a play that nearly happened about a war that never occurred" when Bellingham TheatreWorks presents Steve Lyons' Mrs. Bave Presents the Pig War at 7:30pm Friday through Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets to see the historically inspired play directed by Mark Kuntz are $15.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
  • 10:00am Comics Place Anniversary Party 
    Big sales, refreshments, fun events and much more will be part of 35th Anniversary Weekend festivities taking place Friday through Sunday at the Comics Place, 105 E. Holly St. The event will celebrate the reboots, relaunches, resets and venue changes that have take place in downtown Bellingham for more than three decades.
  • 10:00am Skillshare & Barter Faire 
    Build community resilience together by attending the sixth annual Skillshare & Barter Fair from 10am-6:30pm Saturday and Sunday at Alger's Lookout Arts Quarry, 246 Old Hwy. 99 N. There will be a full program of short classes, workshops,and hands-on demos on topics such as self-reliance, food preservation, gardening, health and wellness, appropriate technology, permaculture, emergency prep, hands-on activities, primitive skills and community resilience. There will be dedicated bartering space and time to allow folks to trade their homemade or useful goods. Entry is $20 per day, $35 for the weekend. Camping is available.
    Lookout Arts Quarry :: http://www.cascadiaskillshare.org
  • 9:00am Plein Air Paint Out (PAPO) 
    Public awareness and appreciation of plein air painting and art in Bellingham in general will be the focus of the 12th annual Plein Air Paint Out (PAPO) taking place from 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday along or near downtown Bellingham's Holly Street corridor. Artists will brave the elements at the rain-or-shine event to talk to passersby and paint images that will be revealed at a Fri., Oct. 6 reception at Studio UFO Gallery, 301W. Holly St.
    Holly Street corridor :: http://www.studio-ufo.net
  • 8:00am Harvest Happens 
    U-pick pumpkins and apples, a corn maze, apple bin train rides, live music, distillery tours, corn cannons and face painting will be part of "Harvest Happens" events weekends through October at Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian.
    Bellewood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 7:30pm Forever Plaid 
    The musical Forever Plaid can be seen starting this weekend when the Theater Arts Guild presents the Broadway hit at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Conway Muse, 18444 Spruce St. Singing in close harmony and executing their choreography with zealous precision, the “Plaids” will charm audiences with their delightful patter and some of the greatest pop hits of all time. Tickets are $26; additional showings happen weekends through Oct. 1.
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Rabbit Ride 
    Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bicycle, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
    Fairhaven Bicycle :: http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Sedro-Woolley Breakfast 
    Made-to-order eggs, omelets, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, pancakes and French toast can be had at a monthly Community Breakfast taking place from 8-11am at Sedro-Woolley's American Legion Post #43, 701 Murdock St. Entry is $5 for kids, $7 for adults.
    American Legion Post #43 :: http://www.sedro-woolley.com
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Rabbit Ride 
    Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bicycle, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
    Fairhaven Bicycle :: http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Fueling Education Run 
    Help raise funds for the Anacortes Schools Foundation at the third annual "Fueling Education" 5K Fun Run and Walk starting at 10am at Washington Park, 6300 Sunset Ave. Entry is $10-$15; kids race for free.
  • 11:00am - 5:00pm Food Drive for Hunger Awareness Month 
    As part of Hunger Awareness Month, drop off donations that will benefit local food banks at a Food Drive taking place from 11am-5pm at Heart to Heart Farm (off Hwy. 9, near Everybody's Store). Checks for Northwest Harvest will also be accepted. Libraries in Deming, Everson, Ferndale, Sumas, Lynden, and South Whatcom are also accepting food donations until Sat., Sept. 16.
    Heart to Heart Farm :: http://www.heartoheartfarm.com
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Harmony Northwest Ice Cream Social 
    Harmony Northwest will host an Ice Cream Social from 2-4pm at the Mount Vernon Community Center, 1401 Cleveland St. In addition to music by Skagit Valley's only women's barbershop chorus and guest quartet Fourcast, there will be raffles, prizes and, you guessed it, ice cream. Suggested donation is $10.
    Mount Vernon Community Center :: http://www.harmonynorthwest.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Amish Guys Don't Call 
    Author and actress Debby Dodds reads from her new book of Young Adult fiction, Amish Guys Don't Call, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Cross-cultural love, cliques, cyber-bullying and a shoplifting habit will all make appearances in the tome.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
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Monday, September 18 6 events
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Farm Week (Sept. 3-10), Market Week (Sept. 10-16), Seafood Week (Sept. 17-23), and Restaurant Week (Sept. 24-30) will be part of Sustainable Connections' annual "Eat Local Month) taking place throughout September at farms, restaurants, grocery stores and beyond. See a full schedule of events online, and have a tasty month!
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Rocks and Gems 
    A silent auction of rocks and rock literature, door prizes, refreshments, a short business meeting and more will be part of the monthly meeting of the Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club at 7pm at the Bloedel Donovan Community Center, 2214 Electric Ave. Visitors, with or without rocks, are always welcome.
    Bloedel Donovan Community Center :: http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Pee Wee Ellis Funk Assembly 
    Secure tickets to the Pee Wee Ellis Funk Assembly performance at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. first St. After some 55 years as a musician, band leader, arranger and composer, Ellis is still touring the world and working on new collaborations—despite his fast-approaching 75th birthday. Tickets are $20-$35.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm Poetrynight 
    Those looking to share their creative verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:45pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.poetrynight.org
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TODAY 11 events
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Farm Week (Sept. 3-10), Market Week (Sept. 10-16), Seafood Week (Sept. 17-23), and Restaurant Week (Sept. 24-30) will be part of Sustainable Connections' annual "Eat Local Month) taking place throughout September at farms, restaurants, grocery stores and beyond. See a full schedule of events online, and have a tasty month!
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm Dog Day Afternoon 
    Cuddle up to a good book and read to a canine friend from the Whatcom Humane Society at "Dog Day Afternoons" from 3:30-5:30pm today and again Sept. 26 at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. All dogs have completed a basic obedience class and/or have participated in humane education programs. Sign up for your session by calling the number listed below.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm All-Paces Run 
    Staff and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes—by the water or through the woods. Entry is free.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm Back to School Night 
    Parents, students and teachers are invited to a Back to School Night from 6:30-7:30pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Introductions to homework help features and library databases kids can use to make this school year a success will be part of the hands-on event.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Try Something New 
    Award-winning playwright and novelist Nicola Pearson leads a "Stuck in Your Writing? Try Something New" presentation at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. She'll read from her novel Borrowed Ground and discuss how writing in different formats can "free up the story." Entry is free and open to all.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Books on Tap 
    Deming Library staff Erin Suda and Katrina Carabba lead a "Books on Tap" discussion from 7-8:30pm at the North Fork Brewery, 6186 Mt. Baker Hwy. Tonight's read is Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried.
    North Fork Brewery :: (360) 592-2422
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Skagit Folk Dancers 
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterwards.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: http://www.skagitfolkdancers.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Comedy Open Mic 
    The weekly Shakedown Punch Up Comedy Open Mic begins at 7:30pm at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. Entry is free. If you'd like to take your turn onstage, show up at 7pm to sign up for a five-minute set.
  • 9:30pm - 11:30pm Salsa Night 
    Join DJ Antonio Diaz as he mixes a fabulous combination of the best Latin rhythms at Rumba Northwest's weekly "Saturday Salsa Night" taking place from 9:30pm-12am at Cafe Rumba, 1140 N. State St. Entry is $5.
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Wednesday, September 20 10 events
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Farm Week (Sept. 3-10), Market Week (Sept. 10-16), Seafood Week (Sept. 17-23), and Restaurant Week (Sept. 24-30) will be part of Sustainable Connections' annual "Eat Local Month) taking place throughout September at farms, restaurants, grocery stores and beyond. See a full schedule of events online, and have a tasty month!
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • 12:00pm Bard on the Beach 
    Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona can be seen as part of the 28th season of Bard on the Beach at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. The plays will show in repertory through Sept. 23. Ticket prices begin at $21 (Canadian). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • 12:00pm Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market 
    Produce, crafts and more can be procured at the Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market from 3-7pm at Hammer Heritage Square, 118 Ferry St. The market continues Wednesdays through September.
    Hammer Heritage Square :: http://www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com
  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm Peaceful Poetry Workshop and Contest 
    The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center and Village Books will host a "Kids for Peace Write Now" workshop with poet Elizabeth Vignali for students in K-12 interested in submitting works to the Peaceful Poetry Youth Contest from 4:30-5:30pm at the bookstore, 1200 11th St. Submissions of poems or songs about a peaceful theme (listening, respect, anti-bullying, etc.) are due by Sept. 25. Five selected poets will receive gift cards and public recognition at a Nov. 17 Peace Builder Awards Gala.
    Village Books :: http://www.whatcomdrc.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Women's Rock Climbing Basics 
    Area women can sign up in advance for a free "Women's Rock Climbing Basics" workshop happening from 6-7:30pm at REI, 400 36th St. In addition being introduced to the sport, participants will learn about gear specific to women.
    REI :: (360) 647-8955 or http://www.rei.co
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Autumn Soups for the Body and Soul 
    Karina Davidson will help you prepare for fall at an "Autumn Soups for the Body and Soul" course taking place from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Greek classic chicken noodle soup with lemon and orzo, corn and green chili chowder, and cioppino with salmon and prawns will be part of the lineup. Entry is $39.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Creekside Open Mic 
    Sign up to read your poetry and prose or play music—or simply listen in—at a Creekside Open Mic starting at 6:30pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court, Gate 2. Entry to the monthly event is free.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Exploring Vegan Flavors 
    An "Exploring Vegan Flavors" gathering takes place from 6:30-8pm at the Whatcom Humane Society, 2172 Division St. In addition to learning more about plant-based options, attendees can also share their own tips and tricks, learn about sustainability and environmental advantages to being vegan, and taste the options via potluck vegan recipes. Entry is free, but registration is a must.
    Whatcom Humane Society :: (360) 733-2030, ext. 3116 or http://www.whatcomhumane.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Seattle Quartet 
    Seattle-based musicians Mark Taylor (alto sax) and Thomas Marriott (trumpet) will be joined by Julian MacDonough (drum) and Michael Glynn (bass) for a Whatcom Jazz Music Art Center concert from 7-9pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Entry is $5-$10.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.wjmac.org
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Thursday, September 21 11 events
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Farm Week (Sept. 3-10), Market Week (Sept. 10-16), Seafood Week (Sept. 17-23), and Restaurant Week (Sept. 24-30) will be part of Sustainable Connections' annual "Eat Local Month) taking place throughout September at farms, restaurants, grocery stores and beyond. See a full schedule of events online, and have a tasty month!
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • 12:00pm Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 7:30pm The Addams Family Musical 
    The Lynden Performing Arts Guild will begin its 30th season with a musical take on The Addams Family starting this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets to see Gomez and Morticia, their children Pugsley and Wednesday, and a host of morbid and macabre relatives are $10-$14. Additional showings happen through Oct. 8.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 12:00pm - 6:00pm Lynden Farmers Market 
    Local farmers and artisans will sell their edible and creative wares at the Lynden Farmers Market from 12-6pm at 324 Front St. Visit the market Thursdays through October 12.
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Stream Tour 
    Join the City of Bellingham for a guided stream tour focusing on habitat restoration starting at 6pm at Whatcom Creek (meet at the lower Civic Athletic Complex parking lot at the corner of Fraser and Puget streets). The free event is the last of three tours focusing on streams that bring life to local salmon populations and fresh water to Bellingham Bay. No RSVP is necessary.
    Whatcom Creek :: (360) 778-7968 or http://www.cob.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Together for Peace 
    The Whatcom Peace and Justice Center will host a "Together for Peace: Respect, Safety, and Dignity for All" gathering to celebrate the International Day of Peace from 6-8:30pm at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. The 14th annual event will feature keynote speaker Harsha Walia, an author and activist trained in the law; the presentation of the Howard Harris Lifetime Peacemaker Award; and a musical performance by Meghan Yates. A Community Dinner will be available for $5-$20 (sliding scale).
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Trash Talk 
    Blogger and trash-free lifestyle advocate Jenica Barrett leads a "How to Make Less Trash" talk from 6:30-8pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Attendees can learn about local recycling and composting resources and environmentally friendly practices that will help reduce your trash output as well as get in-depth guidance on local bulk shopping options and recipes for making your own plastic-free products. Entry is $5.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Chuckanut Radio Hour with Nancy Pearl 
    "America's librarian" and NPR books commentator Nancy Pearl will read from her debut novel, George & Lizzie, as the featured author at tonight's Chuckanut Radio Hour taping at 6:30pm at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Theater, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Performance poet Kevin Murphy, Weekly columnist Alan Rhodes, an episode of "As the Ham Turns" and more will be part of the variety show. Tickets are $5.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Travel Talk 
    Bellingham Parks and Recreation begins its seasonal Travelogue Series from 7-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Through images and stories, traveler Marie-Laure Valandro will focus on " Overlanding on the Silk Road from Kyrgyzstan to Xi'an, Central China, and on to Lhasa, Tibet, and Back." Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dance 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm most Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Dances are taught, and mentoring is available. Suggested donation is $5.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Authentic Illusionist Jay Ownehouse 
    Authentic illusionist Jay Owenhouse returns to Bellingham to present his new "Family Magic" spectacular at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. In addition to the dangerous escapes audience members will witness, they'll also experience Bengal tigers, inspiring storytelling and more. Tickets are $30-$40; VIP tickets are $70 and include premium seating, a pre-show backstage meet-and-greet with Jay and one of the tigers, a souvenir lanyard, VIP badge and program.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
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Friday, September 22 16 events
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Farm Week (Sept. 3-10), Market Week (Sept. 10-16), Seafood Week (Sept. 17-23), and Restaurant Week (Sept. 24-30) will be part of Sustainable Connections' annual "Eat Local Month) taking place throughout September at farms, restaurants, grocery stores and beyond. See a full schedule of events online, and have a tasty month!
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 8:00pm Figmentally, Circus for All 
    Dive into the world of a curious writer whose uncontrollable imagination overtakes her story and her life at showings of "Figmentally: Circus Comedy for All" at 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 4pm Sunday at the Bellingham Circus Guild's Cirque Lab, 1400 6th St. Circus, comedy, magic, juggling, unexpected puppetry, acrobatic dance and audience immersion will be part of the show. Tickets are $10-$20 (kids under 10 get in free).
  • All Day The Addams Family Musical 
    The Lynden Performing Arts Guild will begin its 30th season with a musical take on The Addams Family starting this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets to see Gomez and Morticia, their children Pugsley and Wednesday, and a host of morbid and macabre relatives are $10-$14. Additional showings happen through Oct. 8.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 7:30pm The Mousetrap 
    Find out whodunnit when Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap opens this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets to the see the murder mystery about a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm are $12-$14. Additional showings of the Dee Dee O'Connor-directed play take place through Oct. 8.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 7:30pm Forever Plaid 
    The musical Forever Plaid continues this weekend when the Theater Arts Guild presents the Broadway hit at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Conway Muse, 18444 Spruce St. Singing in close harmony and executing their choreography with zealous precision, the “Plaids” will charm audiences with their delightful patter and some of the greatest pop hits of all time. Tickets are $26; additional showings happen weekends through Oct. 1.
  • 8:00pm Welcome Back Students Shows 
    Short- and long-form improv will be on hilarious display when mainstage performers present "Welcome Back Students" shows at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Watching side-splitting improv will help you get back into the daily grind of classes and institutional learning (non-students are also welcome. For this weekend only, entry is $5 for the early show, $2 for the late one (regular admission is $10-$12).
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm Young Frankenstein 
    Watch the musical comedy adaptation of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein starting this weekend with 7:30pm shows Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to the Transylvania-based tale of what happens when a monster is brought to life and runs amuck are $20. Additional showings happen weekends through Oct. 21.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 6:30pm Oktoberfest Cruises 
    San Juan Cruises will host Oktoberfest Cruises aboard the Victoria Star at 6:30pm Friday and Saturday leaving from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $49 and include a variety of fall and harvest beers from local breweries, as well as delicious German-style food and festive music.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whales.com
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30-11am every Friday in September at Whatcom Falls Park. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Whatcom Falls Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Ferndale Farmers Market 
    Vendors will sell a selection of locally grown produce and handmade crafts at the Ferndale Farmers Market from 3-7pm Fridays through mid-October at the city's Centennial Riverwalk Park, 1931 Main St.
    Centennial Riverwalk Park :: http://www.ferndalepublicmarket.org
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Foof Not Bombs 
    All are welcome to partake of nutritious and delicious vegan meals when Food Not Bombs offers a community meal from 4-6pm every Friday on the corner of Magnolia Street and Cornwall Avenue (alongside the peace vigil). The event―which is dedicated to spreading food, love and nonviolence as an action against war and poverty―is free.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.facebook.com/BellinghamFNB
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Farm Tunes 
    Queens Bluegrass will perform as part of "Farm Tunes" from 6-9pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. The seasonal, bluegrass-focused series features bands, food and drink every Friday through September?concluding next Friday with a show by the Downtown Mountain Boys.
    BelleWood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Last Outrageous Women 
    Find out what happens when five senior women escape retirement home boredom and travel the world to fulfill secret desires when Jes Stone reads from her new book of fiction, The Last Outrageous Women, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm 7-Day Dance Festival Finale 
    Dancers and choreographers of many genres who have formed teams to create a new dance piece in just one week will share their creations at the conclusion of Bellingham Repertory Dance's "7-Day Dance Festival" at a 7:30pm performance at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets to see the "unfiltered creativity" and collaborations are $8-$15.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: http://www.bhamrep.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Friday Night Flicks 
    Join the South Fork Valley Community Association for a "Friday Night Flicks" viewing of The Big Lebowski at 7:30pm at Deming's Van Zandt Community Hall, 4106 Valley Hwy. Suggested donation is $5 per person or $10 per family (includes free popcorn).
    Van Zandt Community Hall :: southforkvalley@aol.com
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Saturday, September 23 35 events
  • All Day Eat Local Month 
    Farm Week (Sept. 3-10), Market Week (Sept. 10-16), Seafood Week (Sept. 17-23), and Restaurant Week (Sept. 24-30) will be part of Sustainable Connections' annual "Eat Local Month) taking place throughout September at farms, restaurants, grocery stores and beyond. See a full schedule of events online, and have a tasty month!
    Whatcom County :: http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    The Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 12pm until sunset on weekdays and 10am sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day Figmentally, Circus for All 
    Dive into the world of a curious writer whose uncontrollable imagination overtakes her story and her life at showings of "Figmentally: Circus Comedy for All" at 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 4pm Sunday at the Bellingham Circus Guild's Cirque Lab, 1400 6th St. Circus, comedy, magic, juggling, unexpected puppetry, acrobatic dance and audience immersion will be part of the show. Tickets are $10-$20 (kids under 10 get in free).
  • 8:00am Harvest Happens 
    U-pick pumpkins and apples, a corn maze, apple bin train rides, live music, distillery tours, corn cannons and face painting will be part of "Harvest Happens" events weekends through October at Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian.
    Bellewood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • All Day The Mousetrap 
    Find out whodunnit when Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap opens this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets to the see the murder mystery about a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm are $12-$14. Additional showings of the Dee Dee O'Connor-directed play take place through Oct. 8.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • All Day Forever Plaid 
    The musical Forever Plaid continues this weekend when the Theater Arts Guild presents the Broadway hit at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Conway Muse, 18444 Spruce St. Singing in close harmony and executing their choreography with zealous precision, the “Plaids” will charm audiences with their delightful patter and some of the greatest pop hits of all time. Tickets are $26; additional showings happen weekends through Oct. 1.
  • All Day The Addams Family Musical 
    The Lynden Performing Arts Guild will begin its 30th season with a musical take on The Addams Family starting this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets to see Gomez and Morticia, their children Pugsley and Wednesday, and a host of morbid and macabre relatives are $10-$14. Additional showings happen through Oct. 8.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: http://www.theclaire.org
  • 8:00pm Welcome Back Students Shows 
    Short- and long-form improv will be on hilarious display when mainstage performers present "Welcome Back Students" shows at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Watching side-splitting improv will help you get back into the daily grind of classes and institutional learning (non-students are also welcome. For this weekend only, entry is $5 for the early show, $2 for the late one (regular admission is $10-$12).
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm Young Frankenstein 
    Watch the musical comedy adaptation of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein starting this weekend with 7:30pm shows Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to the Transylvania-based tale of what happens when a monster is brought to life and runs amuck are $20. Additional showings happen weekends through Oct. 21.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 6:30pm Oktoberfest Cruises 
    San Juan Cruises will host Oktoberfest Cruises aboard the Victoria Star at 6:30pm Friday and Saturday leaving from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $49 and include a variety of fall and harvest beers from local breweries, as well as delicious German-style food and festive music.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whales.com
  • 8:00am - 11:00am South Whatcom Birding Walks 
    Bring your binoculars along for South Whatcom Birding Walks starting at 8am and 9:30am at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. Birding expert Phil Wegener will lead the way. As always, beginning birders are welcome.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Pancake Breakfast 
    Attend a Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at Ferndale's American Legion Hall, 5537 2nd Ave. All are welcome.
    American Legion Hall :: (360) 384-7474
  • 8:30am - 2:00pm Southside Rummage Sale 
    Attend the 43rd annual Southside Rummage Sale from 8:30am-2pm at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1720 Harris Ave. The downstairs area of the church will be packed with clothes, kitchen and household items, furniture, vintage pieces, and more. Proceeds benefit local missions and the monthly Southside Community Meal.
    Our Saviour's Lutheran Church :: http://www.oursavioursbham.org
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Mount Vernon Farmers Market 
    The 30th season of the Mount Vernon Farmers Market continues from 9am-2pm Saturdays through mid-October at the city's Riverfront Plaza. A Wednesday Market takes place from 11am-4pm weekly through Sept. 27 at the Skagit Valley Hospital.
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Twin Sisters Farmers Market 
    Affordable, Whatcom County-grown produce can be procured at the Twin Sisters Farmers Market from 9am-3pm at the parking lot at Nugents Corner, and 10am-2pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. The markets continue Saturdays through October.
    North Fork Library, Nugents Corner :: http://www.twinsistersmarket.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Farmers Market 
    Garden goods by approximately 60 vendors and more will be part of the Anacortes Farmers Market from 9am-2pm every Saturday through October at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave.
  • 9:00am - 10:30am Make It and Take it 
    Sign up in advance for a "Hypertufa: Make It and Take It" class starting at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Hypertufa (lightweight concrete) containers have been used in Old-English gardens for centuries. Entry is $39 and includes all supplies.
    Garden Spot Nursery :: http://www.garden-spot.com
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Little Mountain Trail 10K 
    The "Little Mountain Trail 10K" begins at 10am in Mount Vernon near Little Mountain Park at Carpenter Creek Winery, 20376 E. Hickox Rd. As a true trail run, the uphills are brutal, the downhills fast and technical and the views of Skagit County at the top are breathtaking. Entry is $25 and includes a post-run barbecue and celebration.
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Blaine Gardeners Market 
    Homegrown and handmade farm products, baked goods, arts and crafts and more can be found at the Blaine Gardeners Market from 10am-2pm Saturdays through October at the city's H Street Plaza.
    H Street Plaza :: (360) 332-6484
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Bellingham Farmers Market 
    The 25th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market continues from 10am-3pm every Saturday through December at the Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Ave. Every week, a plethora of produce, crafts, ready-to-eat dining options and more are available.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Salmon Sighting 
    Join NSEA naturalists for "Salmon Sighting" from 10am-12pm at Thompson Creek Bridge (off the Mt. Baker Hwy). Attendees will witness pink salmon—who only spawn on odd years—fighting their way upstream.
    Thompson Creek Bridge :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm Council of the Animals 
    Rooted Emerging will host its third annual "Council of the Animals" starting at 11am the stage at Boulevard Park. The free, all-ages show, "The Circle Holds It All," will features the song, stories, music, puppetry and dance by Meghan Yates, Phoenix Chicken, and Cayley Schmid. Following the show, Rooted Emerging will lead a two-hour workshop for girls and boys ages 9-12 offsite focused on Rooted Emerging programs and preparation for a community-focused rite of passage. Entry is $35.
    Boulevard Park :: http://www.rootedemerging.org
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm Pesto Perfecto 
    If you're looking for a way to use up all the herbs in your summer garden, register in advance for a free "Pesto Perfecto" class taking place from 11am-12:30pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Demos, ideas for using your pesto and more will be part of the class.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647 or http://www.wcls.org
  • 12:00pm - 3:30pm Trial Vineyard Open House 
    Those 21 and older can register for a Trial Vineyards Open House and Wine Trial Evaluation from 12-3:30pm at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. The workshop is a chance for new and experienced wine grape growers to have a look at many uncommon varieties that succeed in our climate. Numerous wines will be open for tasting and discussions. Entry is $10.
    Cloud Mountain Farm Center :: http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
  • 2:00pm - 7:00pm Sedro-Woolley Brewfest 
    Sample sips from more than 10 area breweries at the inaugural Sedro-Woolley Brewfest taking place from 2-7pm at Hammer Heritage Square, 118 Ferry St. Live music, games and more will be part of the fun. Tickets are $25 and include five tasting tickets; proceeds benefit the Helping Hands Food Bank.
    Hammer Heritage Square :: http://www.eventbrite.com
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm River Walk 
    Learn about salmon, discover native plants and find bugs at the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association's Nooksack final River Walk of the season starting at 3pm in Glacier at the Horseshoe Bend Trailhead. The free, all-ages educational excursion will be led by Nooksack River Steward volunteers.
    Horseshoe Bend Trailhead. :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 3:00pm - 7:30pm The Art of Living 
    Abbe Rolnick, author of Cocoon of Cancer: An Invitation to Love Deeply, leads a "Care Giving and the Art of Living During a Prolonged Illness" presentation from 3-4:30pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Rolnick will also provide tips on how to manage everyday life, medical and financial concerns, and relationships. This is a love story that will inspire patients, caregivers and family.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Nooksack River Walk 
    Learn about salmon, discover native plants and find bugs at the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association's Nooksack River Walk starting at 3pm in Glacier at the Horseshoe Bend Trailhead. The free, all-ages educational excursions will be led by Nooksack River Steward volunteers Saturdays through Sept. 23.
    Horseshoe Bend Trailhead :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Kulshan CLT Community Party 
    Attend a musical celebration focusing on how local, affordable homes power our community when Kulshan Community Land Trust hosts its annual Community Party from 5-9pm at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Willie Reavis & His Weary Band will perform, and there will be raffles, food and a meeting and board elections. Entry is free for kids and members, $10 for the public (includes dinner).
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.kulshanclt.org
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Democrats Dinner 
    Join the Whatcom Democrats for their annual Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner starting at 5:30pm at the Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa, 4876 Haxton Way. The annual social and fundraising dinner features elected officials, candidates and leaders. Confirmed guests include Representative Suzan DelBene and State Party Chair Tina Podlodowski. Tickets are $60.
    Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa :: http://www.whatcomdemocrats.org
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm BowEdison Anniversary Party 
    Live music, live painting and food and drink will be part of a One Year Anniversary Celebration taking place from 5:30-7pm at BowEdison, 5545 Chuckanut Dr.
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Fall Demo Derby 
    Drivers will smash and crash―and some will get cash―at a Fall Demo Derby starting at 6:30pm at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Tickets to see the automotive action are $12 in advance and $15 on the day-of (free for children 10 and younger).
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.nwwafair.com
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Contra Dance 
    The Brad & Steve Fortified Band will provide live tunes at the Bellingham Country Dance Society's Contra Dance taking place from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. No experience is necessary, and no partner is required. Entry is $6-$10.
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Moment 
    Former Western Washington University dance students who have been exploring choreographic ideas on topics ranging from love to drug abuse will share what they've created when Keenan & Co. presents "Moments" at 7:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Some pieces have a story, some are pure movement, and some can only be understood by feeling it and not thinking about it. Entry to see the modern dance performance is free.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: http://www.firehouseperformingartscenter.com
  • 9:30pm - 11:30pm Salsa Night 
    Join DJ Antonio Diaz as he mixes a fabulous combination of the best Latin rhythms at Rumba Northwest's weekly "Saturday Salsa Night" taking place from 9:30pm-12am at Cafe Rumba, 1140 N. State St. Entry is $5.
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